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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
1 Mar 2008 Male 58 FLPA United Kingdom 0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 26

Engine:

PAP
ROS 100

Pilot heard noise and turned to see that prusik loop holding wing tip steering line had slipped allowing line to contact prop causing damage to the line. Pilot landed safely and removed both lines.

none
7 Oct 2007 Male 55 Pilot Berwyn Mountains
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Thrust Hp

Engine:

Sperwill
Easy 100

Weight shift arm failed due to shearing of m8 capscrew (recently checked). Pilot was able to land with difficulty.

none
6 Sep 2007 Male 49 Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Engine:

black devil

Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

none
8 Jul 2007 Male 46 FLPA Wormley Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

none
8 Jul 2007 Male United Kingdom

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
11 Jun 2007 Male Chavenage Airstrip
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Pilot performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low level got into difficulties and crashed heavily.

Fatal.
10 Jun 2007 Male 43 FLPA Chavenage Green
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Action
Gt

Engine:

Bailey
4s 175

Pilot concentrating on landing close to marshals at comp did not notice parked hang glider. Cage struck hang glider wing causing some damage.

none
2 May 2007 Male 45 FLPA West Cowick
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
2 Sep 2005 Male 32 Becketts Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Engine:

fresh breeze

Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

fr vertebra
21 Mar 2005 Male 51 Frampton End Road
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:




back injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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